Daniel M. Kowalski
BIA on VAWA and Divorce

BIA dismisses ICE appeal of an IJ's VAWA grant; ICE had argued divorced spouses are ineligible for VAWA; BIA said such an interpretation would lead to absurd results. Matter of X-, January 20, 2006. (Unpub.) VAWA CANC BIA DEC.pdf

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Humanitarian group now cooperating with Border Patrol on rescues

"Margo Cowan, an attorney and No More Deaths volunteer, said the organization still has a fundamental disagreement with the U.S. government about whether it is legal to transport undocumented immigrants in need of medical help but modified the policy...

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Daniel M. Kowalski
Former DOS Agent Convicted of Visa Fraud

"Harold Countryman, a former Department of State agent, and his wife, Kimberly Countryman, a realtor in northern Virginia, pleaded guilty to aiding and abetting visa fraud, the Justice Department announced today. According to the plea agreement,...

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9/11 Detainee Released After Five Years

"The Algerian air force lieutenant spent more than 58 months behind bars even though the FBI formally concluded in November 2001 that he had no connection to terrorism." Washington Post, July 21, 2006. http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content...

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Longer Fence on Mexican Border Debated

"Rep. Silvestre Reyes, D-Texas, a former top U.S. Border Patrol official, said fencing could cost as much as $2.2 billion and might not be effective in all areas. 'There are, in my opinion, no one-size-fits-all solutions for border security...

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Experts Criticize Judge's Deportation Threat

"The jurist, who denied a restraining order to an illegal immigrant, should have ruled on the merits of her domestic abuse case, they say." Los Angeles Times, July 21, 2006. http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-judge21jul21,1,3706769.story

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